I am scheduled to make the baked goods for the adult table at our homeschool co-op tomorrow. I told my friends I'd make cinnamon cheesecake squares. When I taught a cheesecake class at our 4H group last semester, it was the last recipe we made before the class was over. I was told by one of the mom's a few days later that "it was to die for." I cannot take the credit, as I found the recipe on the internet. So, before I give you the recipe, let me give you the website where I found it, http://www.food.com/recipe/leslies-cinnamon-cheesecake-bars-323521.
Leslie's Cinnamon Cheesecake Bars
2 8-oz. tubes crescent roll dough
2 8-oz packages cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Layer 1 package crescent rolls on bottom of an ungreased 9x13-inch pan (press it to fit). Mix cream cheese and 1 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add to top of crescent rolls. Layer the second package of the crescent rolls to fit on top. Melt margarine. Pour over top. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Sprinkle on top. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Yield: 24 bars
*I use reduced fat crescent rolls and only 6 tablespoons of butter instead of 8 (1/2 cup).
These really are so good it'll be hard to eat just one. There are a lot of calories in them, though. You can't say I didn't warn you!